Jailing of Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova prompts international outcry

Two journalists in Belarus have been convicted of violating public order and sentenced to two years in prison after they covered a protest against the authoritarian president, Alexander Lukashenko.

Katsiaryna Andreyeva, 27, and Darya Chultsova, 23, both of the Polish-funded Belsat TV channel, were detained in November in an apartment they had been using as a vantage point to livestream demonstrations over the death of a protester.

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